Why get one if you can get eight?
My friend R and I rented a 14-foot truck and drove quite a stretch to pick up eight of these. Only seven fit, and that with some wedging. Turns out that “14 feet” includes the useless little “attic” above the cabin. So we’ll be going back to get the last one – and we’ll probably throw in a couple more, according to how many will fit the pickup. We dropped one off at Rs place (her house doesn’t even have gutters but we’ll figure that one out) and left the other six at my place.
Here they are, waiting in the melting snow. Three are for the local elementary schools, three are for our place (two for rain water, one to grow fish in it, for eating, if our pond takes too much time), and the one left over is for whomever is interested. I’m sure we’ll have no trouble finding someone. The two friends who came to help us unload the truck were already talking maple sap, honey storage, a water-spray tank to go on their pickup truck…
You can stack two of these (full) on top of each other and take advantage of the pressure build-up to hook it up to an irrigation system. I’m keeping an eye on Leigh’s system at 5 Acres and a Dream and if it has proven itself by the time we’re ready, we’ll
nick – I mean copy it.